Unsugar Coated Motherhood

The Tower Of London

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We had friends in town last week, and one thing they were desperate to see was the Tower of London. Hubby managed to score us free tickets through work (yay!) and we headed there for the afternoon after seeing some other sights before lunch.

I was so fascinated by this place, and can’t really believe I’ve never been before. The girls and our friends 2yo were in their absolute element, wandering around freely looking at all the ‘castles’. Everyone was stoked to see the guards changing at 5pm, which entailed a full on procession and crowds of people gathering out of nowhere.

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Whilst the crown jewels are of course fabulous, I don’t see why we can’t just sell them and clear the deficit? Seems silly to have £20bn worth of diamonds just sitting in a room for tourists to gawk at.

There was lots to see and do. We were there for about three hours but could have easily spent longer if we’d got there earlier. All in all it was a great way to spend an afternoon and the kids really did love it.

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  1. Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  2. Gotta love free tickets 🙂 I’d definitely be tempted if I were in charge!

  3. They are, but it’s a lot of money just sitting there. I’d be tempted if I were in charge 🙂

  4. We have differing opinions on those crown jewels – they are our heritage, but I do agree that the Tower of London is a great place to explore #CountryKids

  5. Free tickets – yay! Great to play the part of a tourist and enjoy the Tower and I love the idea of the queen selling her baubles to clear out debt! Thanks for linking up and sharing with Country Kids.

  6. Sounds like a fun day. Love your idea of clearing up the national debt. haha #countrykids

  7. Remember going as a child. Looking forward to taking the children one day. #CountryKids

  8. It’s so worth a visit 🙂

  9. Never been the tower if London, its on my bucket list thou ) #LetKidsBeKids

  10. I love the Tower of London and what a fab day out. This is one of the places to visit on my list that I really want to take Lucas to see. #letkidsbekids

  11. Thanks Astrid! Those crown jewels are a bit pointless if you ask me…

  12. I’m sure he would love it Caroline, my girls really did xx

  13. You should go before the twins are five as they will be free 🙂

  14. It’s an amazing part of town, we ate our picnic lunch looking out at the river on a super sunny day. Doesn’t get much better than that 🙂

  15. Glad you guys had such a fab time too 🙂

  16. I can really recommend it, there’s so much to see!

  17. I have two very curly girls, the jury is out on whether the boy will follow suit! Very true, it is sad but I found it really fascinating though.

  18. It really is! Luckily hubby works very closeby and got us free tickets 🙂

  19. It’s awesome, can’t recommend it enough! I’d advise you to find a two for one deal though, as it’s £20 per person entrance fee. Under fives are free 🙂

  20. One of the place that I want to see! #Letkidsbekids

  21. afamilydayout says:

    It’s great being a tourist sometimes! I visited the Tower of London a few years back, great fun although rather expensive to get in. #letkidsbekids

  22. You have a curly child! I have a curly child too.

    I find the idea of the Tower of London sad – thinking of poor Lady Jane for example.

  23. I’ve never been to the tower. I’d love to visit (and maybe even take the kids too) #letkidsbekids

  24. We went last year and loved it -ran out of time actually and intend to go back 🙂 #letkidsbekids

  25. Haven’t been to the Tower for years, it is a great place to visit. It’s also one of my favourite parts of London, spent a lot of time there when I worked on the design of City Hall across the river 🙂

  26. Sounds like a great place for the kids to visit. I remember it as a child, I really must take my kids to London soon.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  27. Caroline (Becoming a SAHM) says:

    Aw sounds like a fab day, and great place to visit. I have vague memories as going as a kid and look forward to taking Monkey at some point! Xx #letkidsbekids

  28. Glad you and the kids and your friend’s kid had fun. I agree with you on the crown jewels. 😉

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